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Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 22:44:07


Major General Smedley Butler
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Dear Conservative folk who are against Transgender folk existing and them being allowed to change.

Do not try to say you support the beliefs of the founding fathers if you are against these folk existing. If you are in support of the government going in and stopping a doctor from doing changes to a person, you are violating not just the free market which you claim to support, you are denying folk their property rights. Their right to modify and do what they wish to their property (their bodies). You are no different than the large government you claim to oppose stopping someone from starting a garden in their front yard, or refusing to allow someone to convert a rifle to a different caliber.

So please, before you start your staunch defense of tradition (something the founding folk opposed doing), either be ideologically consistent or stop saying you defend small government and liberty.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 22:51:10


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Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:14:40


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butt wut if dey tri 2 mo-less mi in da washy rooms!!!!!!1/??

boi mmmm..

Edited 4/24/2016 23:14:55
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:22:34


Eklipse {TJC}
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If a guy wants to put on a dress and wig and call himself a woman, fine. If someone wants to mutilate their body with some surgery, fine. Those are their prerogative.

However, nobody else is obligated to indulge them in their gender delusions. Society is not obligated to re-adjust itself for them either.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:29:43


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Bufflo izz rihgte wat abwougt disse poepel dat mollests kats in washy roomz doas note sunds gudz.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:30:46


Belgian Gentleman
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Someone is not sane here.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:35:26


Major General Smedley Butler
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The society? What is the society? Governments? They have no right to impose their will on folk. Folk around them? They have no right to impose their will upon other folk. Culture? Culture must give way to freedom or it will be used to support illogical and idiotic things, like the illegalization of plants and plant products, keeping folk from skin mixing, etc.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:39:47


Eklipse {TJC}
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Folk around them? They have no right to impose their will upon other folk.

My point went over your head it seems. I was saying that transgenders don't have the right to impose their will on non-transgenders.

A man can call himself a woman or vice-versa, but they have no right to force me or others to indulge them. A minority group has no place throwing its weight and bullying around the majority.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/24/2016 23:56:37


Major General Smedley Butler
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First off, this isn't about government owned restrooms (they are paid for by theft of production, and are inherently immoral).

Secondly, a transgender person can't force their will upon another by using the other person's property without consent, as no one can do that while being morally right.

You have failed to define what you think them imposing will upon others is, so don't get mad when I can't argue against something I don't perceive.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 00:59:35


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I think he means forcing the imagination of Transgender upon others.

Regarding majority/minority, thus is the Constitution, an attempt at balancing minority rule and majority rule.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 01:44:13


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And why shouldn't this be treated as a mental disease exactly? WHat causes someone to want to become "trans"?
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 01:50:48


Major General Smedley Butler
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Why shouldn't it be treated as a mental disease? Because it doesn't impair folk significantly.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:04:22


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But it does. People pay fairly large sums of money to get the sex change, and many don't "come out" because of fear of persecution. That in turn can cause depression and even suicide.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:06:02


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If a guy wants to put on a dress and wig and call himself a woman, fine. If someone wants to mutilate their body with some surgery, fine. Those are their prerogative.

However, nobody else is obligated to indulge them in their gender delusions. Society is not obligated to re-adjust itself for them either.


+, but the government should officially change their gender in the files if their gender has changed.

They have no right to impose their will on folk.


A government's rights depend on who you ask, some will say more, some will say less. Don't do as if its clearly meant. Some laws are needed, I don't want to legalise someone shooting me.

Why shouldn't it be treated as a mental disease? Because it doesn't impair folk significantly.


It makes them want to mutilate their sexorgans and throats and hate themselves as the sex organs they were born with...imagine if I said I really feel like I'm more a 9-fingered fellow born inside an 10-fingered one, so I need to cut off that 10th finger, and start wearing an eyepatch since that's what 9-fingered folk do, and walk naked every day, since that's what 9-fingered folk do.

NO! That's not what 9-fingered do, it's just stereotypes that this fellow fits in, and so he wants to have surgery to cut his finger off.

Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:06:02


Eklipse {TJC}
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You have failed to define what you think them imposing will upon others is

The attempts at forcing others to use "preferred pronouns". Attempting to use political pressure into forcing others to agreeing with their delusion. You might see someone who is obviously a man, but they claim they're a woman, and if you refuse to agree that they are a woman you'll be tar and feathered as an evil bigot for not going along with the fantasy.

Why shouldn't it be treated as a mental disease? Because it doesn't impair folk significantly.

It causes them to damage their bodies with potentially harmful hormone treatments and surgeries. It also causes intense delusions that hurts their ability to function socially. Transgenderism is definitely a mental disorder. People who have it shouldn't be treated badly for it, but at the same time, focus should be on treating the disorder and not indulging it.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:08:20


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You might see someone who is obviously a man, but they claim they're a woman, and if you refuse to agree that they are a woman you'll be tar and feathered as an evil bigot


Ok, frankly, it's not like this in America. Christians aren't being systematically persecuted, the liberal elite don't curb freedom of speech, oh wait, that's the conservatively backed FBI.

Don't be melodramatic.

Edited 4/25/2016 02:08:32
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:13:00


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Mutilate is a subjective thing, is cutting your toenails or shaving your beard mutilation? Or how about tatooing your skin?
And most of the time, transgender folk can function well enough to cooperate with others, produce and live.

If lots of folk don't like you, who cares? If a business can't employ you without losing business so they have to fire you, guess what, the free market just spoke.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:17:59


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Mutilation: "To physically harm as to impair use"

Your beard and toenails will grow back, and you can use them...however you'd use toenails. And even tattoos can be erased, but it's still very dumb of anyone to get one, but not clinically dumb, as you still have skin, and it still does it's job: holding your insides in.

But you cut off a penis, that's it. It can't be used. Same thing with throat surgery.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:18:08


Eklipse {TJC}
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Ok, frankly, it's not like this in America.

Yes, it is. You've obviously never stepped foot on a U.S college campus, or any setting dominated by liberal-leaning individuals. Refuting transgenderism will make you a persona non grata very fast.

Christians aren't being systematically persecuted

That's a debatable point. However, it's also one I never made. Where in my posts did I even bring religion into this discussion? This isn't about Christians.

the liberal elite don't curb freedom of speech

Are you joking? They obviously do. The liberal elite are consistently using political correctness to stomp out any view points that doesn't fit with the progressive mainstream. CEOs have been forced to step down for opposing gay marriage, companies have been boycotted for not supporting LGBT groups, college administrators have their careers ruined if they don't meet the social justice standard. It's happening left and right.

Freedom of speech is definitely on the decline in the U.S, even though most aren't willing to admit it.

oh wait, that's the conservatively backed FBI.

The FBI doesn't take your job away for criticizing Christianity. The FBI doesn't ostracize you from public life for your political leanings. They might partake in some censorship, but it's on a different wavelength than what we're discussing here.

Don't be melodramatic.

I'm not, I'm being straight-forward.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:30:32


Major General Smedley Butler
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The leftists can think you're a idiot, and not buy from your business , why should they be forced to buy from you or not protest you?

The FBI is on a different wavelength. They monitor you, try putting you in jail and have killed lots of folk while being funded by legalized extortion.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/us/in-150-shootings-the-fbi-deemed-agents-faultless.html?referer=

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/oregon-occupiers-ambushed-highway-lavoy-finicum-killed-cold-blood-hands-up/

And these are just modern killings, they've been violent murderers since inception, and used for political ends since inception, too.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:32:14


Eklipse {TJC}
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why should they be forced to buy from you or not protest you?

Not buying from a business is one thing. Ruining a decent person's career because you disagree with their political views is another.

Also, censorship via mob justice is still censorship.

Edited 4/25/2016 02:32:41
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:32:42


Жұқтыру
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Yes, it is. You've obviously never stepped foot on a U.S college campus, or any setting dominated by liberal-leaning individuals. Refuting transgenderism will make you a persona non grata very fast.


I've been to Holland, it's way more liberal than America. None of this happens. To you, your thoughts, and to me, mine, that's the liberal motto, so I find this very hard to believe. Maybe it's since you've never been to the red spots on this map.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/2012nationwidecountymapshadedbypercentagewon.svg/1280px-2012nationwidecountymapshadedbypercentagewon.svg.png

That's a debatable point.


You've "In God We Trust" on American money, you've your president and willings always saying "by the grace of God", you've the Republicans who stand to specifically concentrate efforts in the Mashriq war to help Christians the most, all the presidential candidates are Christian, I believe, so I don't know how you can say that's debatable.

However, it's also one I never made. Where in my posts did I even bring religion into this discussion? This isn't about Christians.


It's in the same bundle of melodrama.

The liberal elite are consistently using political correctness to stomp out any view points that doesn't fit with the progressive mainstream.


That's society, and if you don't fit with it, move to Arabia. But it's not some "elite" targeting the few stragglers conservatives.

CEOs have been forced to step down for opposing gay marriage, companies have been boycotted for not supporting LGBT groups, college administrators have their careers ruined if they don't meet the social justice standard.


Has any of this actually been "forced" or is this just democratic systems of opposing that've worked? And I bet the same stuff happens to LGBT way more than those who oppose it. Maybe not in the "liberal" universities, but in Hicktown, Backwoodstate.

The FBI doesn't ostracize you from public life for your political leanings.


They definitely do. It's more than just "ostracising", though, they imprison you or investigate you for it. If it was just "ostracising", then man up, why do you want to talk to such folk who would closed-mindedly "ostracise" yourself anyway?
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:46:11


Eklipse {TJC}
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To you, your thoughts, and to me, mine, that's the liberal motto

From personal experience I find that statement to be laughable. I actively attend a nearby community college, and you can always pick out the liberals far easier than the conservatives. The liberals forthrightly proclaim their views, and rarely get criticized for it. Meanwhile the conservatives are usually quietly holding back or carefully tempering their words so they don't trigger the mob.

Maybe it's since you've never been to the red spots on this map.

I live in one of the red spots on that map. On average, the climate is pretty free and open. However, go to any institution and you'll quickly see a dynamic shift where certain political opinions suddenly become taboo.

You've "In God We Trust" on American money

For the time being, but forces are already at work to remove that.

all the presidential candidates are Christian

One is Jewish, but I digress.

That's society, and if you don't fit with it, move to Arabia.

I know I used a similar argument earlier, but that line of thought has its limits as does any philosophy.

I could reply to MGSB's complaints about the FBI with, "Don't like it? Move to Sweden". But that wouldn't really be fair now would it?

Has any of this actually been "forced" or is this just democratic systems of opposing that've worked?

I'll defer to my previous point: Censorship via mob justice is still censorship.

Also, forcing a leader who has by all accounts done his job and has abided by the rules fairly to step down just because he has a political a view you deem "unacceptable" is not democratic in the slightest.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 02:50:00


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Democracy is mob justice, a dictatorship of the proletariate. Don't like it? Advocate against government, so at least the mob won't have a monopoly of force.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 03:03:55


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From personal experience I find that statement to be laughable. I actively attend a nearby community college, and you can always pick out the liberals far easier than the conservatives. The liberals forthrightly proclaim their views, and rarely get criticized for it. Meanwhile the conservatives are usually quietly holding back or carefully tempering their words so they don't trigger the mob.


Maybe I'm wrong, but I really doubt America is that liberal with an unspoken rule about some thoughts. But conserves are far far from innocent in this outlook, far from anyone to criticise this. For example, you still can discriminate in hiring practices against weirdsex folk. I'm not for hiring quotas, but they should at least be consistent.

I live in one of the red spots on that map. On average, the climate is pretty free and open. However, go to any institution and you'll quickly see a dynamic shift where certain political opinions suddenly become taboo.


I don't know what this means, rephrase.

For the time being, but forces are already at work to remove that.


I don't think Obama is doing anything about it (I could be wrong), and I think all the presidential candidates except Sanders want to keep it on. There's no Christian persecution, going on in a country that is 80% Christian and has Christian governmental references and preferences down to the money.

I know I used a similar argument earlier, but that line of thought has its limits as does any philosophy.

I could reply to MGSB's complaints about the FBI with, "Don't like it? Move to Sweden". But that wouldn't really be fair now would it?


Well, the problem wouldn't be fixed if he moved to Sweden, he'd have to move to maybe China or a good American foe that probably has a great counter-intelligence programme.

Anyhow, you're complaining about society, and what it feels is acceptable, and what it does. Gays complain about the same thing, gays can even complain that not enough folk are gay. But it's society, and I think more open-mindedness if good, talking to Americans, but not needed to be mandated.

If you really want to fix the problem, become part of another society.

I'll defer to my previous point: Censorship via mob justice is still censorship.


If the folk vote to keep the NSA running, that's censorship through mob justice. If loads of folk say you're a dumbhead for being a homophobe, that's not censorship. If loads of folk boycott your business, that's not censorship, that's your crappy failing business policies.

forcing a leader who has by all accounts done his job and has abided by the rules fairly to step down


But is it forced?
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 03:29:36


Eklipse {TJC}
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For example, you still can discriminate in hiring practices against weirdsex folk.

So you're willing to criticize people for not hiring LGBTs while at the same time defending people being fired for opposing gay marriage?

I don't know what this means, rephrase.

In general you can hold whatever politics you please without getting treated like dirt for it, but inside areas like colleges you have to be careful before uttering a view which is "unacceptable". Political correctness has turned universities into echo chambers.

Anyhow, you're complaining about society, and what it feels is acceptable, and what it does. Gays complain about the same thing, gays can even complain that not enough folk are gay. But it's society, and I think more open-mindedness if good, talking to Americans, but not needed to be mandated.

There's a difference between complaining, and silencing.

I support the right of people to protest. Gay folk want to protest about society? Fine. Just as long as they don't force others to agree with them through political pressure.

I don't think you're understanding my point here. Criticizing is fine. Censorship is not.

If you really want to fix the problem, become part of another society.

So, say in a hypothetical scenario, America is about to turn fully fascist. Should I actually do something constructive to stop the change? Or should I just take the coward's way out and move to another country?

If loads of folk say you're a dumbhead for being a homophobe, that's not censorship.

No, but loads of folk ruining your job, harassing you on a regular basis, and pushing you out of public life by making you a pariah is censorship.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 03:47:18


Major General Smedley Butler
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America is practically fascist at this point, just needs a touch of "democratic" socialism to get it on it's way.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 03:48:40


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Reading this thread gave me a cough, the sniffles and a headache. And now I'm crying sick tears.
Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 04:28:05


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i never thought i would say this but i agree with MGSB

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Dear Conservatives (on Transgender folk): 4/25/2016 04:38:28


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So you're willing to criticize people for not hiring LGBTs while at the same time defending people being fired for opposing gay marriage?


Well, I would say that's inconsistent, but I think the hiring quotas and wage laws apply only to things that you're born with and can't change except without loads of trouble and flaws. Gayness, bisexualism, and transgender are all natural happenings, however, opposing such things is a conscious choice that can be changed without trouble.

If the hiring/wage laws are applying to other things though, then yeah, I'd say that's inconsistent.

you can hold whatever politics you please without getting treated like dirt for it


That's an abnormality. Polit is like faith, you don't talk about it with an un-mainstream outlook unless you want to get into a quarrel.

inside areas like colleges you have to be careful before uttering a view which is "unacceptable". Political correctness has turned universities into echo chambers.


Universities are dominated by the Democratic demograph, I guess, as some others are dominated by the Republican. And sometimes, it's just nonpartisan closedmindedness, like were the September 11 Attacks a false flag?

Polit is something that many folk hold dear to heart, and if you're in a room where many folk hold it dear to heart, and they all share the same outlook except you, tread lightly.

The same goes for faith, the same goes for sports.

There's a difference between complaining, and silencing.

I support the right of people to protest. Gay folk want to protest about society? Fine. Just as long as they don't force others to agree with them through political pressure.


You're not being silenced. Silenced would be if you got arrested for your thoughts, or if the police refuse your claims. It happens in America, but not over petty things like "gays are dumb".

Gay marriage is legalised in America, but you still don't have to agree with it, and you still can speak out against it, have a thought that roughly 40% Americans have.

There, though, in gay marriage, you actually have some kind of point, though it's worth noting that marriage became corrupt already when atheists were allowed to marry, so gays aren't a new bad, and it's the government forcing faiths to do something they shouldn't have to on basis of a small minority.

But conserves are noone at all to complain about this, most notably, with gerrymandering.

So, say in a hypothetical scenario, America is about to turn fully fascist. Should I actually do something constructive to stop the change? Or should I just take the coward's way out and move to another country?


Probably anything that you could try to stop the change would be ineffective and hazardous to you. Yeah, if you're really patriotic, go ahead and try to stop your country from being corrupted more than it is, but otherwise, "take the coward's way out". It's not your problem, and if everyone can leave whenever they want, say "bye". Now, if you illegally leave through an escape tunnel or something like that, then it would really be humanitarian of you to help a few others escape, but that's only if you're humanitarian and give 10% your money to Doctors without Borders and charities and like organisations.

Your government is not your problem, nor anyone else's. If other folk can leave, then everyone can take the same answer as you, and it's not a coward's way out at all.

I really hate this argument being applied to Syria, that the refugees are somehow "cowards" for leaving the war and not fighting for their country. Is it "cowardly" to want to keep your life, and not get killed in a pointless war; not to have your loved ones abroad to miss you?

No, but loads of folk ruining your job, harassing you on a regular basis, and pushing you out of public life by making you a pariah is censorship.


Specify "ruining your job". As for being mean and somewhat closed-minded, yeah, that's just society. It'd be nice if it could change, but it really can't, so if it really bothers you, dissociate yourself, you don't even have to move. Counterculture, you're far from alone in this "liberal oppression", and believing in it.
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